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Green, Roy Leslie
Brant, Alberta
Macleod, Alberta
Died: Oct 10,1918

Commemorated at
Bucquoy Road Cemetery, France

Roy Leslie Green was born February 7, 1884, at St. Paul, Nebraska United States of America, the son of William Eugene and Eva Arietta (nee Thompson) Green, and the brother of Thompson, Jay Homer, Private Wilfred Eugene (9th Battalion, CEF), George, Mabel Eva, Edna, Paul Revere, Clara Edith, and Harry Ernest Green. After coming to Canada with his family in 1902, Roy applied for a homestead near Macleod, Alberta in July 1905 and worked as a farmer before enlisting at Calgary, Alberta May 11, 1915. Overseas in March 1916 with the 56th Battalion’s 1st Reinforcing Draft, Roy served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War as a Corporal attached to the 31st Battalion (Alberta). Part of the 6th Infantry Brigade of the 2nd Canadian Division, the 31st Battalion fought in the Ypres Salient taking part in the Battle of the Somme. Wounded by gunshot while fighting at the Battle of Cambrai, on October 10, 1918, Roy Leslie Green died at No. 22 Casualty Clearing Station, near Arras, France. He was 34 years old. Roy is commemorated at the Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, and on the High River Memorial, Alberta. Citation(s): 1914-1915 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal. "We are the Dead. Short days ago, We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow. Loved and were loved, and now we lie in Flanders fields." John McCrae

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Memorial: High River, Alberta